Lady Osakabe

Enemy Type Yokai
Weakness Purity
Resistances Fire, Water, Lightening, Corruption, Poison, Paralysis
Immune ??
Special Drop Lady Osakabe Soul Core
Arrowsbane Helmet
Double-headed Snake Tonfa
Iga Jonin Greaves
Swallowtail Greaves
Veteran's Waistguard
Ninja's Tonfa

Lady Osakabe is a Boss and Enemy in Nioh 2. Lady Osakabe is a Castle Yokai that attacks with her limbs.


Enemy Description

Lady Osakabe is a yokai that has possessed an entire castle, lending the building her life force. Records of this yokai exist in a collection of ghost stories published in the Edo Period. In this anthology, the yokai possessed Himeji Castle, causing all sorts of strange incidents before finally making the castle owner ill. When a monk was summoned to exorcize the yokai, it materialised in front of him in the form of a mysterious woman, ordering him to leave. Angered by the monk's refusal, the yokai transformed into a giant monstrosity and killed him.

There are four theories regarding Lady Osakabe's true identity: that it was a mountain god, a snake god, an extremely aged fox, or the spirit of a noble who died filled with great regret. The last of these can be explained as follows: when Himeji Castle was being constructed, a shrine dedicated to Osabe Shinno had to be moved elsewhere. Shinno was a member of the Nara-period royal family who died suddenly at 14 when he was forced into the life of a commoner for political reasons. His death was followed by a series of natural disasters, causing others to believe that he had cursed those who wronged him. Thus, the yokai that materialized in Himeji Castle was believed to be the direct result of the moving of Shinno's shrine, an act signaling disrespect.

Lady Osakabe attacks her enemies using hair-like tentacles that contain amrita at their core. The tips of these tentacles have organs reminiscent of mouths and eyes that are capable of unleashing all manner of elemental attacks. While the eyes on these tentacles can emit dangerous flashes capable of cursing an enemy, they are also Lady Osakabe's weak point and present an oppurtunity to strike.


Lady Osakabe Locations & Drops


How to Beat Lady Osakabe

Lady Osakabe Boss Guide:

To defeat Lady Osakabe you need to defeat her limbs to stagger her, and then attack her main head to deal damage. After 10-15% of the damage the limbs will regenerate and you will need to beat them again.

As soon as the fight starts, run to one of her limbs and start attacking it. When a limb runs out of Ki it will drop to the roof where you can easily attack it. All the limbs will attack you while you are doing this, so try to keep moving to avoid the elemental balls. The limbs will occasionally perform a burst attack. This attack can be easily countered providing a great opportunity to defeat the limb. Once a limb is defeated, run the next one and repeat.

During the fight her main head will hover over the battlefield casting random attacks. It's hard to keep track of her, so staying on the limbs is the most advisable strategy.

Once you defeat four of her limbs she will become staggered and her main head will fall to the roof. Run to the main head and deal as much damage as you can. After a short while she will recover and you will need to repeat the whole process.

When she runs out of health, run to her main eye (Located at the Castle), and perform a finishing blow to finish the fight.

The majority of her attacks are elemental and/or projectiles, so using Daion-Jin's Sake and stacking Elemental Damage, Projectile Damage and Blocked Elemental Damage reduction significantly lowers the risk the majority of her attacks pose.


Attacks & Counters

Attack Counter
Phase 1

Burst Attack:

NG: Her limbs can perform a burst attack ramming into the player

WOTD: Her limbs do a spinning attack similar to Tentacle Storm

NG: You can easily counter this attack.

WOTD: Becomes much harder to time with a Brute burst counter, otherwise same.

Elemental Balls: Her limbs will periodically cast elemental balls aimed towards the player.  Try to keep moving to avoid the balls. You can also use your guard to prevent part of the damage.




Notes & Trivia

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    • Anonymous

      01 Jul 2021 12:55  

      This game is packed full of bosses, I suppose there's gonna be 1 or 2 bad ones. It's also disappointing how much content was just cut&pasted from Nioh 1 too, bosses and missions.

      • Anonymous

        03 Apr 2021 15:13  

        As mentioned earlier, Yatsu-no-Kami ability absolutely SHREDS this boss. One activation on her main eye and literally half her health bar is gone. Ends this otherwise shitty and drawn out fight in no time.

        • Anonymous

          28 Mar 2021 20:31  

          same as for daidara bocchi. extremely bad boss design. u HAVE to use melee weapon to kill it. but this time its a sword only.

          • Anonymous

            18 Feb 2021 06:09  

            F*CKING. HELL. Yatsu-no-Kami Yokai Ability... try it when the big tentacle is down. Stand in front of the eye when you’ve depleted the little tentacles and just go ham. I swear this saved my ass on Dream of the Wise.

            • Anonymous

              16 Feb 2021 08:34  

              And I thought Gyuki was bad...
              whoever designed this should seriously consider finding a different line of work.

              • Anonymous

                12 Aug 2020 21:21  

                Demon difficulty is annoying... Dragon dance split staff barely hits 1 or 2 out of a combo, while spear pokes and odachi hits every time...

                Spin to win is instant stunlock, head poke is unlockable (but not red or misty (?) attack) ...

                Idk, in my opinion demon is artificial difficulty, everything jump around more, has tripple HP but doesn't hit much harder...

                Thanks but no thanks!

                • Anonymous

                  21 Jun 2020 17:20  

                  Well, when I cleared her I remember that I ran out of stamina running to her eye so she was able to recover out of the stagger because I finished her last 10% or so hp, so I decided to try my luck and fire my cannon at the big red eye at the center of the castle, apparently it worked because it finished off her remaining health which allowed me to go in for the finishing blow.

                  • Anonymous

                    13 Jun 2020 13:21  

                    Why do you have to fight against 4 tentacles to just take 10% of hp to the core? Rinse, repeat... boring. Impossible solo for average player.

                    • Anonymous

                      30 May 2020 00:47  

                      I remember fighting Yamata-no-Orochi, and in my opinion that fight is just done so much better even if I’m not a big fan of that fight either. I just don’t like it when you actively have to sprint around trying to avoid attacks and also wait for that one part to come in range so you can attack it when you’re not even sure if its in range or not. And the fact that all of this consumes so much stamina that one hit is enough to knock you out of breath is just super unfun for me. I like all of the bosses from a lore-point if not the actual fight itself. But these type of boss-battles I’d just rather avoid as much as possible. (Thats not even mentioning all those elemental attacks, absolutely infuriating)

                      • Anonymous

                        28 May 2020 00:03  

                        Hot, badly designed RNG garbage. Not hard. Absolutely not. But when dodging a basic attack from full health, you WILL be stunned by an elemental bubble (Bonus points if it electrifies you) and immediately killed by main-head lasers. Happened to me many times during the stream today. Total and utter***** *****ing boss. Hate it.

                        • Anonymous

                          27 May 2020 00:00  

                          Been farming her alot. Finally got confirmed drop of Smithing Text: Red Demon Armor. Now i am going for Seventh Sword Tonfa for the gun skill. I will post other confirmed drops as i get them(the ones that arent listed. Confirmed: Smithing Text: Echoing Thunder(Imbued Lightning Hatchets)

                          • Anonymous

                            19 Apr 2020 18:49  

                            Easy Boss , by this point of the game ( Since you had to kill another Enera , Yatsu-no-kami & also Kasha ) for this Monstrosity to deal with is Hilarious but somewhat Nasty at the same time LOL... anyways , dont go alone ( Try atleast having 1 back up Benevolant Grave summon as NPC , this would make the 4 limbs be divided in focus meaning as you Hit the limb infront of you , the 2 or 3 others will probably attack your NPC friend ) I honestly suggest immediately using all your Hand Cannon Ammo blasting through all the Limbs.... as you approach the Arena just try Bullseye by shooting the Eyes of the Limbs you are focusing on ( 6 Hand Cannon ammo with 4 other Explosive Upgraded Ammo should be enough to down 3 Limbs easily ) this tactic should atleast be 40% of her main Life Bar just by using Hand Cannon & another NPC benevolant friend help... also if you felt stuck without Hand Cannon Ammo , remember her all Yokais are Weak to Purity ( and if your using a Bow as secondary Ranged Weapon , the Sacred Arrows are imbued with Purity that deal good damage... 9 Sacred Arrow shots should also Kill 1 Limb aswell ) try saving all your Stuff within the 2nd Phase of the fight , as in the Dark Realm would be summoned ( Since this Boss Battle is about endurance , if you use Onmyo Magic try equipping Rejuvination Talismans and other like Fire/Water/Lightning Stop talismans which greatly reduce the Elemental Damage and the Debuff Ailments aswell ) Goodluck

                            • Anonymous

                              31 Mar 2020 10:18  

                              If your having trouble beating here just invest a little time to get your Onmyo magic up for the buffs. If you get all three element resistances buffs the boss is a cake walk. Half the issue with this boss is the god awful ailments she puts on you in one hit. An also aim for the eyes with Hand Cannons.

                              • Anonymous

                                30 Mar 2020 01:53  

                                Are not many people this far in to the game. This is the first boss I’ve had trouble with so I try summoning. I waited like 30 min and couldn’t summon anyone through the shrine and I’m burning through cups doing the blue revenants because they just die instantly

                                • Anonymous

                                  29 Mar 2020 20:33  

                                  Reminds me of the Big Sister boss from The Surge... getting shot at from all sides while trying to hit other parts of the boss makes for an annoying fight.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    25 Mar 2020 17:51  

                                    looks so fck cool but the fight is a ***** watch them make us fight kaito at a roof with her behind him pls dont

                                    • Anonymous

                                      20 Mar 2020 02:08  

                                      So, is this one of Tokichiro's many women he's snagged (Nene? don't see anything on Lady Osakabe). I know Chc-Cha is mentioned in game and she's not around till Nioh DLC, that and she's mentioned by her father.

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